Fair chance for groups to get more funding

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VOLUNTARY and community organisations can boost their chances of gaining some extra cash by attending the Fenland Funding Fair next week.

They will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with various funding organisations to find out what sort of grants are available and get help on how to submit applications.

The fair is being held at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, in March, on Thursday (September 20) from 10.30am-3.30pm. Attendance is by appointment only and is limited to CCVS members but joining is easy and free for groups with an income of less than £5,000.

It has been organised by the Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service (CCVS) and funded by Fenland District Council. There are six funding organisations taking part: Big Lottery Fund, Lloyds TSB Foundation, Fenland District Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

A half-day training course specifically on writing good funding applications will also take place on the day (9.30am-12.30pm). Lunch will be provided for course delegates who want to attend the fair in the afternoon.

For full details about the fair and CCVS membership, call 01223-464696 or email enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk.